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Offline soymateofeo

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Fail buying on amazon
« on: July 23, 2022, 11:07:08 am »
This was a while back but I thought I'd save you the hassle I had.  I bought a bunch of gas and liquid quick disconnects on amazon and paid the price.  They were absolute garbage.  Some of them fit but others no. The plastic was brittle and cracked on some.  I looked at my older connecters and they were all CM Becker with a CMB on the side.  I tried to continue using CMB.  I recently went to buy some at my homebrew shop and he had switched to kegland.  I bought those and they seemed to work well.  I will not be trying to save a buck on connecters in the future.  I will try to stick with cmb or kegland.  Has anybody else had similar experiences?

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Fail buying on amazon
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2022, 04:43:37 pm »
This was a while back but I thought I'd save you the hassle I had.  I bought a bunch of gas and liquid quick disconnects on amazon and paid the price.  They were absolute garbage.  Some of them fit but others no. The plastic was brittle and cracked on some.  I looked at my older connecters and they were all CM Becker with a CMB on the side.  I tried to continue using CMB.  I recently went to buy some at my homebrew shop and he had switched to kegland.  I bought those and they seemed to work well.  I will not be trying to save a buck on connecters in the future.  I will try to stick with cmb or kegland.  Has anybody else had similar experiences?
I have also purchased some crappy QDs from Amazon. I also threw them out.

The new duotight connectors are also nice. They are also a kegland product.

https://www.williamsbrewing.com/Home-Brewing-Equipment/Kegging-Equipment/Ball-Lock-Keg-Connectors/KegLand-Duotight-8mm-Gas-Ball-Lock
« Last Edit: July 23, 2022, 07:30:39 pm by tommymorris »

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Fail buying on amazon
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2022, 04:56:43 pm »
I just buy hardware from Bobby. He’s straightened out my screw ups on more than one occasion so I’m loyal to a fault probably.


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« Last Edit: July 23, 2022, 05:00:49 pm by BrewBama »

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Re: Fail buying on amazon
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2022, 05:38:11 pm »
I just buy hardware from Bobby. He’s straightened out my screw ups on more than one occasion so I’m loyal to a fault probably.


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I'll second Bobby. I've gotten great products and great service.
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Re: Fail buying on amazon
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2022, 11:06:09 am »
I try to support my lhbs but it was just too great to pass up!  Who is this Bobby that you speak of and where do I find him?  But I still try to support my local shop.

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Re: Fail buying on amazon
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2022, 11:41:13 am »
I linked to his site in my comment